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Taco Bell Launches New Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla

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Back in November, the Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla began testing alongside the Fire Roasted Tomato and Garlic Cantina Salsa. Taco Bell has officially added the pair to their upgraded Cantina Bell menu, the chain’s “gourmet” line developed in conjunction with Chef Lorena Garcia.

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The Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla packs a double serving of marinated thick-cut steak, Pepper Jack Cheese and Garcia’s signature marinade, while the Cantina Salsa features  jalapenos, onion, cilantro and cumin. The meal is served with reduced fat sour cream and a side of chips.

Taco Bell’s Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla will set you back $4.99 and makes for a slightly healthier alternative to their regular fare.

By Charisma Madarang

Charisma has an undying love for gritty literature and drinks coffee like water. She also hails from Toronto, Canada and is a die-hard Maple Leafs fan, sigh.

7 replies on “Taco Bell Launches New Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla”

Okay, what planet are you living on, sweetheart? Slightly healthier alternative? Have you looked at the nutrition information for this thing? One Cantina Double Steak Quesadilla has 960 calories, 45 grams of fat, 1 gram of trans fat, 115 mg’s of cholesterol, 97 grams of carbs (bad for carb counters) and 2,070 mg’s of sodium. How is this a “healthier alternative?” You’d be better off eating the taco salad, which is one of Taco Bell’s most ‘misunderstood’ items, as many morons assume it’s healthy simply because it’s a salad, but it’s actually one of the worst things on the menu.

I don’t know who is feeding you your information, but you best take a second look. You wouldn’t get me to touch this thing with a 10 foot pole.

Look up nutrition info. Knowledge is power.

Well, I became fat-phobic years ago and just haven’t been able to change that. That and I have to watch calories *and* watch fats, since I have high cholesterol. So I can think of much better (and healthier) things to spend 900 calories on. I could eat a whole meal for less than that, so it’s not really worth it to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love Taco Bell. But that’s definitely one of the items I’d avoid.

I have always eaten what tastes good to me. I’m 70 and never been on a diet in my life, but I eat in moderation. I’m 5’8″ and have never weighed over 140, mostly between 125-135. I know I’m one of the lucky ones…born with good genes, I guess. My daughter, on the other hand, took after her father and she gains weight easily.

That’s awesome. For you, that is. Sucks about your daughter, but I guess some of us are predisposed to certain things. My mom had high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, you name it. I’m currently hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) but since my mom had diabetes and I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with my son, that puts me at double risk for it later in life. So I have to be careful with what I eat. My grandmother, on the other hand, was a big German woman who ate whatever she wanted anytime she wanted and lived to be 84 years old, dying peacefully in her sleep, not of any disease or illness.

It’s like people who smoke – some end up with heart disease and/or lung cancer from it and some can go their whole lives smoking without ever developing any problems at all. I may get lucky and never have to deal with diabetes, but it runs in my family. And after watching the hell my mom went through before she died, losing both of her legs to it as well, it scares the crap out of me.

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